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Fairbanks: Moonlight Dog Sled, Dinner & Northern Lights

1. Fairbanks: Moonlight Dog Sled, Dinner & Northern Lights

Experience the beauty and wild side of Alaska. Yanking on their lines and ready to run, your dog team will be anxious to carry you away from your Fairbanks accommodation to this spectacular viewing of the Northern Lights.  Most of the sled ride takes place in an open area so should the Aurora begin early you will have a thrilling view of the sky from the dog sled. The Aurora Borealis is one of the planet's most breathtaking phenomena. In Alaska, a land that stays dark for most of the winter, these spectacular lights bring the sky to life with other-worldly colors that shimmer and dance across the sky. The yurt is only a short drive from Fairbanks but far from the obstructing glare of city lights. Be treated to a hearty midnight dinner in an off-the-grid yurt.  Stay warm with a late salmon dinner and lively conversation in the comfort of your yurt while waiting for the Aurora. The large north-facing windows of your yurt offer the perfect Aurora viewing opportunity. However, should you decide to go outside for photographs or a full view of the sky, you will need to dress in warm layers.

Fairbanks: 1-Hour Alaskan Winter Dog Sledding Adventure

2. Fairbanks: 1-Hour Alaskan Winter Dog Sledding Adventure

Your 1-hour dog mushing adventure begins right at your hotel in the town of Fairbanks. You don't need to plan how to get here, as you can get picked up and dropped off at your Fairbanks hotel. Today it is a fascinating sport and hobby. But it was once the only means of transportation through the snowy lands of old-time Alaska. Break away and mush into the twilight of the Alaskan wilderness. Experience the thrill, enjoy the landscape and feel those dogs work as they whisk you at surprising speeds, pulling on the leash of the dog sled.

Fairbanks: Fall Sled Dog-Pulled Cart Adventure

3. Fairbanks: Fall Sled Dog-Pulled Cart Adventure

How do you dog sled without snow? Mush through the stunning fall landscape on our comfortable UTV. Experience the excitement of fall training when the dogs get back in harness after a long summer break. Join us for the start of our mushing season and experience the excitement as the dogs return to the trails after a summer long mushing hiatus. Mush through the fall colors on a comfortable side-by-side as the team splashes through puddles and yips with pleasure. Learn all about dog mushing, racing and living off-grid. Guests are encouraged to dress warm and prepare for potential wet & muddy conditions. Fall rain gear is not provided. **Trail mileage for the Fall Mush varies from 2 to 7 miles as the dogs become more conditioned and we can lengthen the mileage of their training runs. This also dictates the change of scenery (i.e. black spruce stands to birch stands, ponds, streams and fields). FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: What is a side-by-side? A side-by-side is a UTV (utility task vehicle) designed like a golf cart. Unlike an ATV, a side-by-side has car-like controls with pedals, a steering wheel and bench seats that sits 6 passengers. They're called side-by-sides because they usually have two seats beside each other, with the addition of back seats. Do dogs accompany us on the fall tours? Yes, even though we are operating on side-by-sides, the dogs still pull us down the trail. This is part of their fall training to condition them for the upcoming winter mushing season. When do we convert to sleds? We convert to sleds when we have a sufficient snow base to safely control a dog team. This requires at least 2 to 4 inches of compacted snow for the brakes and snow hooks on a dog sled to properly work. What are the mushing conditions like in the fall? Temperatures are cooler in the fall months, ranging from 40 degrees Fahrenheit in September to 15 below Fahrenheit or colder in November. Fall can also be rainy time of year, switching over to dustings of snow later in the season, so come prepared for the elements. What do we see on a fall mushing tour? Early in September our trails are bright with fall colors. Fall foliage season is short live however and leaves quickly litter the trails by the end of September. Be prepared to see different species of wildlife, from moose to spruce grouse and migrating cranes.

North Pole Alaska: Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour

4. North Pole Alaska: Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour

Explore Alaska’s wild side with snowmobiles made for riding in style and comfort. Enjoy the convenience of heated handgrips, helmets, gloves, neck gators, bibs, boots, and jackets included in your tour. Start the adventure from the meeting point. With the help of your guide, get suited up in snow gear to make sure you’re warm enough when you get outside. Listen to a short safety orientation and driving instructions. Then, go on a practice ride on your snowmobile with your guide until you feel confident to drive. Let your guide also gauge your skill level, and take you on trails appropriate for your driving ability. Once ready, head into Alaska’s winter wonderland through dense spruce forests and spindly willows. Zoom through the wilderness and keep an eye out for wildlife. End the Fairbanks snowmobile tour back where it began.

Fairbanks: Dog Sledding and Mushing Experience

5. Fairbanks: Dog Sledding and Mushing Experience

Enjoy an unforgettable experience of dog sledding Alaskan Huskies in Fairbanks. Listen to a local guide and musher talk about their four-legged family members, who are raised as puppies and cared for by this elite team. Take in the beautiful scenery while gliding across the snowy Alaskan landscape and experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Fairbanks: Aurora Ice Fishing Tour

6. Fairbanks: Aurora Ice Fishing Tour

Experience ice fishing on a frozen Alaskan lake on an evening excursion complete with transfers from your hotel. Discover your inner fisher as you catch fish in a warm hut, following tips shared by your experienced guide. See if you can spot the Northern Lights in the night sky. Get picked up from your hotel in Fairbanks and let a local guide take you on a relaxing ice fishing tour. Enjoy a scenic drive to the premier ice fishing spots on selected lakes in the Fairbanks area. Learn the ancient skill of ice fishing from an experienced guide who has been using their successful techniques for many decades. Sit on a beautiful frozen lake and enjoy the clean air and peaceful natural surroundings of Alaska while keeping a lookout for the aurora.

Fairbanks: Ice Fishing Day Tour

7. Fairbanks: Ice Fishing Day Tour

Begin your ice fishing day with pick-up at your Fairbanks hotel. Let the local guide take the stress out of driving and save on those additional costs. From there you will enjoy a scenic drive to the premier ice fishing spots on selected lakes in the Fairbanks area. While here, acquire the old native skills of ice fishing from an experienced guide who has been using their successful techniques for many decades. While catching fish in a warm hut on a beautiful lake you can still safely enjoy the brisk, clear air and peaceful environment of Interior Alaska: home to some of the best ice fishing this state has to offer. Enjoy a warming cooked fish lunch, which (hopefully!) you caught yourself.

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One of the coolest experiences I have ever had. The views were incredible—It felt like being in Narnia—and I got up to 50 mph at some points! The staff was also really cool and they all had their personal dogs at the main office, so we got to play with the dogs before and after as well. :)

We have a daughter in a wheelchair and it is difficult to find things that she can participate in. The staff here was over the top in accommodating her special needs. Our musher, Matt was super kind and patient. She LOVED the experience and laughed the entire time!

We had such a wonderful time! All of the cold weather gear was provided and we were comfortable and warm...the guides were amazing and the dogs were so friendly...I would HIGHLY recommend this is truly once in a lifetime!

Extrordinary experience! Thank you to the awesome staff, the awesome dogs and the beautiful landscape of the alaskan winter. My wife and I will do this again and again.

Torsten is a great driver. Good luck with your team at the next Yukon 1000!